2012 April - Motorcycle News

April 27, 2012

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha introduced the 2012 model year YZF-R1, which has a seven-level Traction Control System, new ECU and new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. In addition to the ECU changes and new traction control system, which combine to achieve a new level of drivability, the R1 features muffler covers and muffler end tips plus a MotoGP inspired lightweight top triple clamp. Read the full article »

April 17, 2012

Honda announces 2012 NC700X

Honda kicks off the new year with another 2012 model that brings a fresh look to the already extensive lineup of new machines. This latest addition, the NC700X, features adventure-bike styling, an all-new engine tuned for loads of real-world power, plus light and nimble handling thanks to a chassis design that emphasizes mass centralization and a low center of gravity. In addition, the NC700X offers the option of Honda's unique second-generation automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and Combined Antilock Braking System together. Read the full article »

April 16, 2012

Video: How the world’s most beautiful 600cc sportsbike being created

The 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is not only one of the most beautiful machine in its category, but it’s also very powerful and advanced. It is powered by an ultra-compact in-line three cylinder with the perfect balance between advanced mechanical engineering, advanced materials and electronic technology. It is an ultra-modern, extremely advanced engine capable of 128 hp at 14.500 rpm and 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. Are you curious, how it is being put together? Watch the video after the jump. Read the full article »

April 15, 2012

Introducing the 2012 Yamaha FZ 1

The 2012 Yamaha FZ1 is a cutting edge sport bike with a twist. Unlike most other machines in this class, the 2012 FZ1 features state of the art engine and chassis designs. The twist is you don't have to sacrifice performance or handling to gain excellent rider and passenger comfort: the 2012 Yamaha FZ1 offers it all! The bike features an ultra-lightweight 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine. The engine has been tuned to provide outstanding performance and excellent passing performance. Read the full article »